CD Projekt Red Unveiles REDengine 3, Said to be “Next-Gen-Ready”


One of my favorite developers CD Projeckt Red has today unveiled its latest REDengine 3, a powerhouse platform that has been developed specifically to cater role playing games using open world environments with non-linear storylines.

CD Projeckt’s last blockbuster title, Witcher 2 was made using an older version of the REDengine. The game quickly rose up the ladders with its distinctive and beautiful environments and is now a famous choice of PC enthusiasts who want to benchmark their hardware. If an older version of the REDengine was capable of that, then imagine what REDengine 3 would do with…say Cyberpunk 2077.

In a press release today the Polish developer called their latest iteration as being “next-gen-ready” and also confirmed that the engine is being used to develop their upcoming sci-fi RPG Cyberpunk 2077 title. Boasting new tweaks to its lightning and color systems, as well as an improved animation system for both body movement and facial expressions; CD Projeckt claims that consumers might find it hard to distinguish between pre-rendered and real time graphics.

“If we look at RPGs nowadays we find two approaches, one which emphasizes the story but limits the game world, and one that builds a vast, open world but hampers and simplifies the story. With the REDengine 3 we combine the positive aspects of both approaches for the first time, creating an open environment with a complex, multi-thread story,” said CD Projekt Red studio head Adam Badowski.

In his conclusion Badowski added: “When working on our previous titles, I didn’t dream that we would achieve something like this. Thanks to the support of all our fans, now we have the possibility to use REDengine 3 and create something many RPG fans dream of.”

Cyberpunk 2077 is currently slated for a release in 2015 and I for one can’t wait to see what standards that title will set.

By Saqib Mansoor

Saqib is our leading news editor with his posts helping to make up the brunt of our daily news posts. He's a PC gamer at heart, and his favorite game is Diablo II.

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